This hearty pasta dish with bright, fresh flavor is ideal for busy weeknights. The Parmesan adds welcome saltiness and notes of umami and you get added texture from the slight crunch of broccoli and whole-wheat noodles. Add some shredded rotisserie chicken, grilled shrimp or crispy chickpeas to punch up the protein.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, August 2020


Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins
Nutrition Profile:


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until starting to soften, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add pasta, water, broth, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil. Uncover, reduce heat to medium-high and cook, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes. Add broccoli and cook, stirring, until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan and lemon juice.


Nutrition Facts

210 calories; protein 9.3g 19% DV; carbohydrates 23.9g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 4.5g 18% DV; sugars 1.7g; fat 10.2g 16% DV; saturated fat 2.3g 11% DV; cholesterol 5.7mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 743.5IU 15% DV; vitamin c 31.1mg 52% DV; folate 50.9mcg 13% DV; calcium 99.5mg 10% DV; iron 1.7mg 10% DV; magnesium 44.9mg 16% DV; potassium 257.1mg 7% DV; sodium 451.2mg 18% DV.